Lots of news this week, plus new articles and a review. Let's start with the news.
released version 6.0 of the
P5 Software Suite
. The new version is a comprehensive technological revision, which optimizes data security, user control and integration. The new version also includes the new P5 Companion App, which allows drag-and-drop archiving from the workstation desktop, without the need to use the P5 web interface.
Audio Design Desk debuted
Add.app, a sound design application featuring instant access to 20,000 sounds right from your keyboard. Using AI-assisted content creation tools to enable filmmakers, editors, sound designers and creators to produce cinema-quality sound in seconds. Every sound in the add.app library is assigned identifying characteristics and carries an embedded sync point, which means that as sounds are previewed and chosen, they automatically land on the timeline in the exact right position relative to the video.
Last week, in my newsletter I wrote about
DejaEdit, a collaborative editing solution for Avid Media Composer, Avid Nexis and EditShare workflows. However, I wrote it's Cloud-based; it isn't.
Nicolai Waldman, CTO for DejaSoft, wrote: "DejaEdit is not a Cloud-based editing app. It uses MediaComposer and downloads the media to a local drive, this means you work on an interface you know and can work offline." I'm sorry for the error.
Thinking of new products, I have a "First Look" at
Pro Color Monitor
, an innovative way of finding and fixing color casts in any kind of image. You'll find the article
Then, based on what I've learned over the last couple of weeks, I have a new set of recommendations on how to deal with
My other new article is a look at my nine favorite
hidden mouse shortcuts
Final Cut Pro X
. These sneaky things can save you a ton of time - but, first, you need to know where they are and what they do. This was a fun article to write.
If you haven't visited
yet, now is a good time - we've published more than
for Premiere, Final Cut, Motion and media in general. What's even more exciting is that editors are now sharing their favorite tips. I enjoy reading everyone's ideas! Please
for the subjects you're interested in.
One more thought. I'm looking for
for my new book: "
Techniques of Visual Persuasion
." If you are interested in helping,
drop me an email
and I'll send you the details. I'm looking for stories about using visuals outside of traditional filmmakin.
I have room for about three more.
I always enjoy hearing from you. Until next week,